For-Profit Computer Systems Institute Stays Alive
Huffington Post - 4 months
On April 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education cut off federal student grants and loans to the Skokie, Illinois-based for-profit college chain Computer Systems Institute (CSI), citing detailed evidence of fraudulent conduct. Denying CSI's appeal from its initial January 2016 decision, the Department used unusually harsh language in concluding that CSI gave its accrediting agency, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and the Department, false information about job placements for students.
Yet CSI is still in business, operating campuses in the Chicago and Boston areas, getting millions in revenues through enrolling foreign students, and, apparently, U.S. veterans. And last month, a review board of the embattled accreditor ACICS, which is on the verge of itself being suspended by the Department of Education, issued an unusual decision to reconsider ACICS's April suspension of CSI's accreditation.
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